Dundee bounced back strongly after Tuesday night’s disappointing defeat against Hearts with this comprehensive 3-0 win over Partick Thistle.
The morale-boosting victory also means the Dark Blues are now four points clear of bottom-of-the-table Jags.
Dundee boss Neil McCann had labelled his side’s performance at Tynecastle a joke but this afternoon’s display was certainly no laughing matter for the Jags.
There was plenty of zip about the Dundee play in the first half against a Partick side that barely featured in an attacking sense.
The Dark Blues opened the scoring in the 19th minute after Partick gave away a penalty, with Danny Devine upending Sofien Moussa. The big Tunisian dusted himself down before calmly sending Jags keeper Tomas Cerny the wrong way with his spot-kick.
McCann’s men extended their advantage on 35 minutes with Cerny blocking an A-Jay Leitch-Smith shot but Mark O’Hara was on hand to lash home the rebound.
Thistle tried to make a better fist of it in the second half but fell further behind in the 65th minute when Devine tripped Cammy Kerr in the Partick box with Moussa again sending Cerny the wrong way with his penalty to make it three and easy for the home side.
For full report, reaction and analysis, see Monday’s Courier.